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Matson Navigation Company is hiring for an Assistant General Counsel!
The Assistant General Counsel provides general legal expertise and advice to the Company including areas related to transportation and terminal related agreement, customer service contracts, real property leases, and transportation regulatory law. This position proposes creative solutions to business issues. The Assistant General Counsel is a key member of the team responsible for the development, formulation and monitoring of overall legal strategy on transactions. The successful candidate in this position can be based out of Matson's Oakland, California Corporate Office or Honolulu, Hawaii Headquarters.
Primary duties of the Assistant General Counsel include, but are not limited to:
Transportation Agreements: Drafts, reviews and negotiates the Company’s transportation agreements, including: general agency, motor carrier, vessel charters, space charters, connecting carrier, towage and tug assist, layberth, customer service contracts, fuel purchase , office space leases, equipment interchange agreements and equipment leases.
Terminal Agreements: Drafts, reviews and negotiates the Company’s terminal agreements, including: terminal facility leases; leases of property for equipment storage, terminal service and stevedore agreements; preferential use agreements; crane agreements; container depot agreements; and terminal modernization agreements.
Regulatory and Cargo Claims Advice: Advises on tariff, service contract, carrier licensing and safety requirements of federal transportation regulatory agencies; and provides advice on customer disputes and risk management on cargo damage issues.
Qualifications, Education and Experience
Juris Doctor law degree must be from a high caliber law school
Fifteen (15) or more years of experience as an attorney
Current or planned membership in the California and/or Hawaii Bar Association
Transportation industry experience required
Requires legal expertise in contracts and/or transportation regulatory law
Proven ability to provide legal service and advice
Ability to merge business understanding with legal knowledge to develop arguments that make sense to business
Extremely strong oral and written communication skills. Effective presentation skills and/or experience delivering training
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to develop relationships and influence decisions at all levels of the Company, but particularly with high level leaders.
Matson, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange trading under the symbol MATX. Founded in 1882, Matson is one of the leading U.S. carriers in the Pacific and provides a vital lifeline to the island economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and Micronesia as well as select South Pacific islands and operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. Matson is t...he parent company of Matson Logistics, which was established in 1987 and extends the geographic reach of Matson’s transportation network throughout the continental U.S with integrated, asset-light logistics services including rail intermodal, highway brokerage and warehousing. Matson is also the parent company of Matson Terminals, which was established in 1921 and provides container stevedoring, terminal and equipment maintenance services for Matson in Hawaii.